Author: Adam Pietrykowski

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Lessons Theory

Finding the Key You’re Playing In

Have you ever wondered what key you’re playing in at any given time? Adam Pietrykowski walks us through finding the answer to that question here.

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Fretted Chord
Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

Freshen Up Your Progressions

Adam Pietrykowski walks us through the art of using chords from other keys to compliment the one we’re working in at a given time in this lesson on harmony.

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Blues Guitar
Lessons Scales

Minor Keys: Use and Understand Part 2

Adam Pietrykowski schools us and discusses practical applications for minor harmonies for the guitar in Minor Keys: Use and Understand Part 2.

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Guitar Hand
Lessons Scales

Minor Keys: Use and Understanding Part 1

Read Time 4 MinutesSad to the Bone Minor keys are awesome. They sound dark and dramatic, and many musicians over the centuries have made great music with them. They’re also kind of a hassle to figure out. As I promised in a previous post, we’re going to delve into minor scale harmonization and their harmonic […]

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Modes Guitar Neck
Lessons Scales

Why You Don’t Sound as Modal as You’d Like

The concept seems to elude many guitarists – at all levels. A question I often hear is “I’ve memorized all the modes. Now how do I apply them?”

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Lessons Theory

Harmonic Areas And Their Usefulness

Previously, we talked about harmonizing major scales to discover which chords occur naturally in a key. Now lets find out what harmonic area each chord sits in.

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Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

Let’s Make These Chords Work

How do I know what chords sound good together? If I want to write a killer song, what mental library can I access to figure out the next chord change?

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